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and again, we could have a record tie or breaker. we have clear skies, winds variable at 3, relative humidity 55%. that can change later today. you can see nice and quiet in our area. there is a front on the way, ushers in some chance for stormy weather. mostly the summer sizzler. 95 would tie the record for the day. look at the real feel numbers, they'll be higher around the area, the south shore and the south wind, there's variety in the air. this would be it, a heat wave. we'll talk more in a bit though. any traffic troubles early, alex denis? >> we do have an accident on the left lane on the new york state freeway southbound. it's at exit 15. no major delays being reported. a live look to one of our hundreds of cameras showing you the george washington bridge, easy pass until 6:00.
no construction here. the lincoln and austin tunnels as well, into queens and grand central are parkway. both directions a smooth ride for you. be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. the mta released photos of a small plane that crashed yesterday. the pilot died in an accident. >> saturday, a small plane crash in west calwell, new jersey, also killed its pilot. >> reporter: it was just before 8:00 sunday morning when the small single engine plane crashed onto the long island railroad tracks in long island and burst into flames. >> we were driving to church this morning and saw smoke and realized something was wrong because we never see that color smoke. >> reporter: the passenger identified as 55-year-old paul giordano, of mount vernon, had
fullen out of the craft and amazingly surprised. workers just a few miles away rushed to help. >> he was banged up and was still speaking. >> reporter: the beach craft 57 just missed hitting oyster bay road where authorities believe the pilot may have been trying to land shortly after taking off from west hampton beach. >> his plane had left suffolk county in route to marstown, and reported to local farmingdale airport explaining difficulties maintaining altitude. that came in a short time before the accident. >> reporter: witnesses say they knew the plane was in trouble. people came from nearby in their cars trying to help. >> the plane was on fire at the time. one of them grabbed the small fire extinguisher which didn't really do anything to stop the flames. we didn't see anybody in the flames, so we kind of just stepped back and soon after that is when the police and
fire truck started to show up and kind of got everybody back and out of the way. >> investigators with the ntsb are still trying to determine what caused a deadly plane crash in new jersey. the 50-year-old pilot died when the single-engine cess nacrashed saturday in west calwell after taking off from the essex county airport. the pilot radio controlled the airport saying he couldn't maintain power. the pilot has been identified and no one else was on board. a six-hour stand off in new jersey. the double murder-suicide shut down the neighborhood for most of yesterday. road blocks were set up to keep resident ares out. one man posted these pictures to instagram of heavily armed officers in swat gear near the home. an arm oured vehicle was also brought in. >> it's unusual for a sleepy little town like warren to have something like this going on.
a new video shows emergency crews responding to a young swimmer who drowned in the waters off the rockaways. moments after receiving the distress call saturday, you can see the crowd gathering along the beach. five-year-old ezekiel gray of brooklyn was unresponsive when lifeguards pulled him out of the water. spraying for mosquitoes tonight to prevent the spread of west nile virus. search and rescue crews will try to reach the wreckage from a plane that went missing sunday. villagers saw the plane carrying 54 people. the plane had reportedly been flying in bad weather. investigators say the air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane shortly after take-off.
it does not appear the pilot made a distress call. we have new information this morning on a glitch that delays and cancellations over the weekend all over the east coast, including our area. the faa blames the mess on a software upgrade. the new features have been disabled now while contractors assess what exactly went wrong. happening today, donald trump is taking time off the campaign trail and due in manhattan court this morning to report for jury duty. yesterday, the republican presidential candidate provided details on his immigration policy. he told "meet the press" that he wantd to end the constitutionally protected birth rights for citizenship of children living illegally in the u.s. >> we have to set a whole new set of standards. >> you're going to split up family? families together, but they have to go. to go. >> we will work with them.
they have to go. chuck, we either have are a country or we don't have a country. >> trump also said he's okay with sending u.s. ground forces to fight isis overseas but want our middle east powers to pay for it. more proof that apple could be working on its own self- driving car. the plans that are unravelling a secret project. >> remember this shark attack? imagine getting back into the water. see how the pro-surfer held it together over the weekend. >> that said, water temperatures are so inviting this time of the year. if you're going to the beach, have fun and stay hydrated. could see a heat wave today. records are some jeopardy as well. a sticky trend in the weather.
welcome back on this monday morning. i don't know about you, but it felt hot in the hot tub this morning. >> take a look at these temperatures. 80 degrees. it's 4:42. let's get to traffic and weather together on the 2s. will we break the record? >> were you in the hot tub this morning? i didn't see you. it's what we do sunday night into monday. catch the fever. mild readings all the way up into the hudson valley. let's check in with yonkers. claire chase has 74. and again, it is a triple h day. it's going to be a sticky blast today. real quickly, i wanted to check in with good old reliable jeanne jeanne. it's a noisy morning with songs and insects. i'm going to tweet, as soon as this break comes up, something i found right outside the
security door at cbs this morning. crazy bug weather going on out there right now. if that isn't a tease, i don't know what is. i like this from chrissy ddo you your watering over the weekend? thirsty plans. and charlie with the beautiful sunset last night. get ready. plan on the heat and humidity. pace yourself, water fast, and seek shade as well. in the city, it is muggy. you've got 80 degrees. clear skies, winds variable at 3, bit of a south wind. that's the engine that will warm us up, and it also serves to deliver some relief to the south shore. maybe a pop-up later today. 73 in greenwich, 63 in monticello. temps a little warmer than they were yesterday. yesterday, 93. 94 and 95. hit 96, that breaks the record. dew points though. already, 68 in the plains.
60 already feels muggy. 95 will feel like 99 in the city this afternoon. no heat advisory yet, but i wouldn't be a bit surprised if some kind of advisory was forthcoming from the national weather service because they're well aware of the heat that's on the way. looks relatively quiet. the front later in the week. and a shower or thunderstorm. saw a few yesterday, and there's a possibility of a few around 4:00 or 5:00. you drive literally in and out of them on the highway. it's the same drill for tuesday, with an isolated shower as well. and we're staying hot tuesday. tuesday, you're still stuck in the low 90s, which is above normal. if i had to pick the busiest period, thursday or friday with the front pushing through. today, 95. that ties the record. it will feel warmer than that. isolated storm is possible. still hot for your toasty tuesday and your above-normal
wednesday, looks like there's a better chance for more coverage of some of that needed rain thursday into friday. so yeah, going to be hot but the cars hot already. >> we have one major alert this morning. i shouldn't even say it's major. if you're traveling, there's an accident blocking the lane. a live look in new jersey, in hacken sack, specifically you're clear, 46 route 4 to the north, that's okay for you. mass transit, new jersey transit or lirr, everything is on schedule. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. if you're just waking up. good morning. here's a quick look at some of the news this morning. last week's massive warehouse explosion death toll has reached 114. in central california, sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man to be a murder
suspect two weeks after a man hunt in the high desert began. no autopsy yet. but benjamin peter ashley is suspected of killing a retired dentist, taking three men hostage in a crime spree that began last month. and bp's settlement for the oil spill may not end the lawsuits. the university of louisiana and southern university systems say the spill caused them a total of $274 million according to an advocate for the newspaper. the source believes those claims are still open. trending down this morning on wall street, friday's stocks ended positive. the dow gained 69 points, and nasdaq up 14 points. a new report that apple is trying to secure a testing ground for an autonomous car
dubbed project titan. the testing station has yet to be confirmed about the increased american oil production is part of what's driving gas prices down. and opec nations are still flooding the market with oil despite the price drop and iran is looming in the distance. the country's nuclear deal could pave the way for lots of iran iranian oil in the market as well. it can be hard resisting all the incentives that come with some store credit cards but if you want to maximize potential rewards, do some work before heading to the register. >> here's some dos and don'ts. >> one of the top reasons people get store credit cards are for the bonus offers but there are some pit falls you should look out for. consumers out doing back to school shopping have probably been faced with an offer at the register to open a store credit card account.
they often come with a day of discounts, coupled with the pressure of saving to make a decision. that's why you may want to do some homework before hadding to the store, especially if it's a retailer that you do a lot of business. research gift certificates, sales and gift wrapping. look for other credits from other retailers, restaurants or airlines you frequent. be careful about how much you spend just to earn points. credit.com warns the incentive to earn may lead you to spend more. if you're passing a bigger sale at another retailer, you're not really getting any savings. another pit fall could be the higher interest rates attached to store krrdz, between 20 and 30% on the balance you carry month to month. >> know when and if your points retire.
you don't want to give away your freebies because you didn't check the fine print. >> i always feel bad because every time you shop anywhere, would you like to get 20% off? i'm like don't even bother. don't sell me. >> although we get rewards points and pay it off every month. but you have to be diligent though. >> advice, don't do it. do not need a pier one card right now. shop there. you just don't need the card. that's the problem. time is 4:49. still ahead, the new host of the late show is a sneaky one. see where stephen colbert held a hosting over the weekend. >> and this surfer didn't let a shark attack scare him away from getting back in the water.
welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning at 4-- 51. 80 degrees already on this monday. what a way to start off the week. wait until you hear the feels like temperature in a moment. if you're heading to the beach, maybe a great day to get in the water, or maybe not. the pro surfer makes a brave return to competition. nick fanning. remember this? in tahiti. he gained international fame last month when he fending off a shark on live television, punching it using his board. you see a shark, wind up and whack it. back in the water though and doing okay. traffic and weather on the 2s. >> it's a good beach day today. >> be careful. >> why not. it's hot and humid, rip current relatively low. just pay attention to your body watch. because the little kids too want to get out there and play in the heat and humidity so they need to take breaks as
well. feeling like the upper 90s, and we will see busier weather with the potential for more widespread storms later in the week. pop-up storms possible later today. you see that stretching down to the four corners. however, what you don't see on this map is the heat. we are not alone. much of the country just baking today. the bad news for the fire front in multiple western states, very little relief and lots of heat again too. >> the numbers in phoenix too. >> dallas is bad, san francisco is pretty hot. >> thank you, john. >> how about traffic? couple of minor alerts. it's an accident blocking the left lane from the new york state freeway southbound through exit 15. no major delays. another truck blocking a lane on exit 16. a live look in the city on the
northbound side of the fdr drive at 71st street blocking a lane. you have a little bit of hesitation as you make your way past the accident scene. no need to take an alternate quite yet. be safe. don't text and drive. back to you. >> thanks so much. time is 4:54. coming up in the next half hour, one embarrassing moment leads to another at the teen choice awards. >> and when we return, find out where stephen colbert made a secret appearance.
>> change the situation. would you take it? it was straight into first place for straight out of comp ton. it's the film that tells the story of iconic rapper n.w.a.. "straight out of compton" opened with $56 million in sales. mission impossible, rogue nation, at 517 million and the man from uncle with 13.5 million and topping out the top 5, the fantastic four and the gift. who is that guy? stephen colbert. lucky fans got to be part of the promo. the shoot was held in union square yesterday morning. many taking part received invitations to be there. it was as a super secret shoot. hanging out with friends in union square this morning. thank you for braving the heat. i think they were really happy
to be there. the late show with stephen colbert will debut september 8 right here on cbs 2. >> we cannot wait. >> i wish i could meet him. >> you never know. >> maybe if you go back to the weather center, say a little prayer, possibly your dreams will come true. it is 4:58. just still ahead, the day's top stories, including what we're learning about the suspect accused of killing actor morgan freeman's granddaughter, along the moments after this happened. >> and the connection to the nsa spy connection. how the company helped track
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call 1-800-341-9716. live from studio 46, this is cbs 2 news this morning. take a look at this temperature, 80 degrees at 5:00 in the morning. monday, august 17. dress light, stay hydrated. we have another extremely hot day on tap, if we hit 90. if we hit 90, we could make it a heat wave. >> oh, let's do it. >> good morning. i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. we'll have are weather on the 2s coming up but first, here's what's new this morning. >> he was leaning over her scream being god has arisen.
he was totally off the ranch. >> that's how witnesses described the suspect the moments after granddaughter of actor morgan freeman was stabbed to death. coming up, the suspect's personal connection to the victim in a live report. it was like upside down. >> a small plane goes down on long island killing the pilot. debris littered all over railroad tracks in bethpage. this is the second small plane crash in the tri-state area in two days. >> he hit the building rit there, like at his cast, and he slipped over and fell in between that wall and then he fell. >> a stunt goes terribly wrong in a chicago air show. two men collided in the air. we either have a country or we don't have a country. >> g.o.p. presidential hopeful donald trump unveils his controversial immigration plan. this comes as he's to head to court this morning. but not for doing anything illegal.
. how embarrassing. the actress trips while walking on stage at the teen choice awards. that's not the most humiliating part. wait until you hear what she says afterwards. >> keeping in an air conditioned space and keeping hydrated. >> good advice there. keeping cool is key today. we are going to hit 90 degrees for a third day in a row. and by definition, we are having a heat wave. you see that guy there, he's working out. man, wow-wee. if you're going to work out, work out early, work out late, at the gym. pace yourself. pay attention to your body. it will take a toll, the heat will. pay attention to your body. outside right now, it's muggy man. we're down a degree. 79 with clear skies in the city. it's predominantly a southwest wind. it's two things that's obviously going to tap into
warm air and usher in a little bit of humidity as well. 90 for lunch time, feeling like 90 plus. close to 100 for a real feel and we're also dealing with some compromised air quality, pretty typical for this kind of a weather pattern. we'll show you that area in just a bit. right now though, let's show you the traffic area with alex. >> thanks. we have an accident blocking the left lane on the new york state freeway southbound at exit 15. no major delays, just know it is there. we also have another alert this morning in harare iman. we have a truck blocking the freeway on exit 16 in the southbound lane. an overturned truck is blocking all lanes of the inbound brooklyn bridge for you. if you're traveling to or trying to travel to the brooklyn bridge, take the eastern crossings, those are all clear for you. and we have an accident on fdr drive at 71st street. we are starting to see delays as you make your way to the scene. the west side highway is also
clear. be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you. now to the summer scorcher. we are in for the third straight day of 90 degree temperatures. >> this f this happens it will be an official heat wave. alana is live. >> reporter: it's already sticky here at coney island beach and it's only going to get warmer. if you're heading out today, be careful. dangerously hot weather expected to hit the area for the third day in a row. the sun unrelenting, especially at the beach. >> how does it feel out here? >> it's a scorcher, i'm melt joog if you're heading to the park, be aware. service temperatures on playgrounds and field cosine spike. jeffrey croft showed us how hot they can get on these artificial turf. >> these fields are heating up to upwards of 165 degrees. >> reporter: last summer, we gauged the temperature where
kids were playing on the asphalt t showed 126 degrees. doctors say limiting your exposure to this kind of heat is critical. >> keeping yourselves nice and cool in an air conditioned space as well as keeping very well hydrated. >> reporter: so it's also important to drink plenty of water. it's easy to get dehydrated with heat exhaustion and end up at the hospital. symptoms include headaches, fatigue, and nausea. >> if you're going to be working out, running, moving about, consider a sports or energy drink. in general they're not necessary unless you're working out intensely for more than an hour. >> reporter: doctors recommend wearing loose fitting light colored clothing to keep cool f you're looking for protection from the sun's rays, dark cloth is a better uv blocker. so staying cool is the key today. again, if we hit 90 degrees we'll officially be in a heat wave and the last time this happened was in july of 2013. we're live in coney island this
morning, alana gold, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. for the third time, a suspect in the custody of the nypd has escaped. it's been 24 hours since he pushed an officer and took off from a station house. the escape is very similar to another incident in harlem in june where surveillance video caught a suspect running from detectives while handcuffed. a third man escaped police custody last month in another harlem precinct and was officially caught. police found edena hines with several stab wounds on a sidewalk. . >> reporter: chris and mary, the details of this case are extremely disturbing. police say edena hines was stabbed more than a dozen times by her live-in report who is at
the psyche ward at columbian presbyterian center undergoing investigation, this morning charged with second-degree murder. rocked by the murder of 33-year- old edena hines. her own neighbors witnessing her killing. unable to shake the violent and disturbing image from their minds. >> i heard the guy saying something about devil be gone or jesus and god and i said uh- oh. >> reporter: heinz' 30-year- old boyfriend accused of stabbing her on the sidewalk. according on police sources, just 100 feet from her front door at 450 west 162nd street sunday morning. pattrick curry who also watched the attack from his window says the boy appeared crazed, ranting, almost like performing an exorcism. >> he was kneeling over her screaming about god has arisen. he was totally off the ranch. >> reporter: she was granddaughter of academy award winning actor morgan freeman.
in a statement, freeman said the world will never know her artistry and talent and how much she had to offer. her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. the 33-year-old's neighbors left feeling helpless, wishing they could have done more. >> i watched somebody get murdered. and there's nothing i could do but call the police. >> reporter: and heinz was an accomplished actress in her own right, even performing on broadway just a few years ago. as for her boyfriend, he has an arrest record quite long. he's been arrested before for drugs and petty larceny as well. this morning, his arraignment is pending. reporting live from washington heights, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. an intense manhunt on staten island right now for a man accused of raping a seven- year-old goal. he entered the little girl's home just before 3:00 a.m. on august 6 and assaulted her.
investigators say he got in through a back door. nieto was initially arrested on trespassing charges but the alleged rape didn't come to light until after being released from police custody. in june, 28-year-old marko markovich was arrested for reckless endangerment. they parachuted from the top of one world trade center and made a video. he was sent to community service and each fined $2,000. it is 5:09. and still ahead, how at&t reportedly helped the nsa spy on millions of internet users. >> and the deadly parachute accident at a chicago air show, all caught on camera. >> there's an 80% chance you will not need an umbrella today. you can do the math.
it will be a four-dayer. it's just the accumulative effect. if you can, do the laundry later tonight or thursday. if you don't need to do it today, you've got to be mindful of the power grid as well. those acs will be cranking around the area. in the city right now, you can hear the hum of preying mantisi. i don't know what the plural of a preying mantis is. i saw a huge one right outside the cbs studio. it was like an attack of the giant preying mantis. kind i like johnny mathis. greg liked that one on camera too. he has a johnny mathis 8 track, which is very exciting. look at meric. it's already at 75. you get a little bit of a break, meric wthat wind this afternoon. not much but it will be a few degrees cooler than in the city. 79, mawa. muggy and 73.
matawan as well, 71. walden, cool spot on the map. westbury, 81 degrees. 95 would tie the record of back in 1944. so yeah, with the humidity, it'll feel warmer than that. sunset at 7:52. lunch time in the city, already feels like 92. 99, potential heat index value. no heat advisories just yet. wouldn't be surprised if we saw some. the other side of this, it's the humidity sticking today. and that continues tuesday into wednesday and wednesday through the end of the week, we see a better chance of some shower and thunderstorm activity. this wind will deliver the heat and humidity. also, our first heat wave in two years. a bit of a break for the south shore. now, tomorrow, still sizzling, very little change in the wind. both days, you're looking at isolated shower or thunderstorm. then wednesday, there's a better chance later for a shower or thunderstorm, and then you're up to about a 50-50 chance by week's end, which we
do need the rain. we'll also serve to help break the heat wave a bit. it's still going to be above normal all week long. 95 today. wind out of the southwest and south later. that uv forecast way up there. it's an 8. so not only do you need to be mindful of the heat but keep your skin protected as well. overnight tonight, very muggy. 77. there's a chance for a shower or thunderstorm early. and again, the odds of those storms pretty low today and tomorrow. we see a better chance, friday right now. but do you see after two days in the 90s, we're staying in the mid-upper 80s right into and through the weekend. 5:15. let's get you back to work on monday with alex. it's kind of busy out there. we have an accident with an overturned vehicle covering all lanes on the brooklyn bridge. scene. stick with the battery tunnel and the manhattan or williamsburg bridges as alternate. clearly you're unable to make
your way through here. in queens, a crash is blocking two lanes on the l.i.e., and delays all the way back to kesinna boulevard. on the fdr, an accident blocking all the way back to 63rd street. alternate side is in effect city-wide. remember, be safe. don't text and drive. a sky diver injured in chicago's air show has died. >> they are trying to figure out what went wrong here. cbs's brian web has the story. >> reporter: this video shows the parachutist clipping the building after a mid-air collision. he was landod lake shore drive and was rushed to the hospital. >> the man was going really low and appeared to be motionless or lifeless. >> he hit the building right there at his cast, and he flipped over and fell in between and hit that wall and
fell. >> reporter: corey hood was pronounced dead one day after the accident. he was a member of the army's golden knights parachute team. he collided with a member of the navy's leap frog team after performing what's called a bomb burst, a maneuver where they circle each other with red smoke around them as they free fall, reaching speeds of over 180 miles an hour. >> it was scary. everyone stopped talking. it was a moment of silence. >> reporter: the other parachutist landed on the beach and suffered a broken leg. he was later released from the hospital. brian web for cbs news. >> at&t reportedly played a key role in helping the n.s.a. spy on a massive amount of internet traffic. the documents date from 2003 to 2013 and reportedly detail the telecom company's relationship with the n.s.a.. an at&t spokesperson says they don't comment on issues of national security.
yellow taxi drivers hit the streets yesterday but not in their cabs. >> we want justice isn't. [chanting". >> they gathered at the taxi headquarters to rally against competitors like uber. the protesters complain that app-based services unfairly cab drivers and are in business to study the situation rather than take immediate action. >> there are multiple issues that need to be resolved. these people that stand here today have are everything on the line. they can't wait four months. they want answers. they demand fairness, respect and justice. >> the demonstrators are part of a newly formed association of drivers. julian bond has died. bond was born the grandson of a slave, while in college. bond spent nearly two decades in the legislature before becoming the head of the naacp.
president obama released a statement saying julian bond was a hero and i'm privileged to say a friend. his wife says he died of complications of vascular disease. bond was 75 years old. a major facelift could be on the way for more of casino pier. the new jersey department of environmental protection are says the pier owners can reconstruct the sky ride cable car attraction. the sky ride was badly damaged along with the jet star roller coaster that plunged into the ocean. other parts of the pier have been open now for almost two years. time now is 5:19. in the next half hour, an armed robbery. we're not talking about with a gun. wait until you hear the medieval weapon that was used. when we come back, the embarrassing moment at the teen
there. going to be one of those days. welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning at 5:22. we'll get to traffic and weather on the 2s. >> look at the heat from the blow-out studio lights. it's that hot. make sure you're ready for it. clear skies. 79 right now. so later today, 95. it is technically a summer sizzler.
a little bit early for the south shore. 91 in bridgeport, catona, andover. it's going to be mid-90s, interior sections of the state. officially making it a heat wave, will likely hang onto the 90s tomorrow. going to the beach today, great for the jersey shore. there's a moderate rip current risk for long island. use the buddy system, be smart, enjoy, and make sure you stay safe. another thing about safety and comfort, there's an air quality alert that kicks in later today, coastal connecticut and a good part of the interior sections of new jersey and we may see more area added to the elevated ground ozone, so any kind of respiratory distress, may be a good idea to stay in the ac. if you've got to get out and face the roads, here's alex. >> we have an overturned vehicle that has closed the brooklyn bridge inbound. take a look at this. if you're travel nothing that direction, it's very involved. police are still arriving to the scene. we have another camera angle. you can see people standing outside at their cars trying to
figure out exactly what's going on. as an alternate, stick with the battery tunnel where you have the manhattan and williamsburg brooklyn bridge closed inbound. in queens, we have a crash blocking two lanes on the l.i.e. westbound, delays back to f.d.r. drive at 71st street, we have delays. alternate side is in effect city-wide. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. the race got tighter when the yanks could not sweep the blue jas. >> steve overmyer has the sports update. >> the mets have the day off while the yankees are hosting the twins. yesterday, both teams lost but it wasn't that bad. luis everino struck out nine blue jays. they lose 3-1 and take two of three in toronto and come away with a half game lead in the
division. the mets wasting another stellar matt harvey performance with some sloppy play yesterday. pittsburgh gets some sweep. the mets have a four and-a-half game lead in the division. and jason day wins the pga championship in record fashion. he becomes the first man to ever win a major at 20 under par. it is day's first major title. i'm steve overmyer and that's your cbs 2 wfan sports update. long island firefighters cramming down clams for a good cause in the second annual long island clam eating contest was held yesterday in highland park. the event raised $4,000 in entry fees and donations. the money goes to fire houses damaged by superstorm sandy. the winner scarved down 129. >> so happy they were able to raise the money and it's a great cause but boy, i tell you. okay. watch your step at the teen choice awards. and be careful about what you say about rihana. >> good morning, chris and
mary. singer rihana is slamming basketball player matt barnes for insinuating the two may be dating. he said things have moved past the crush stage but rihana is calling personal foul. the love the way you life singer blasted barnes on her page with a series of hashtags, the devil is a liar, hashtag, she's just not that into you. how did he rebound? haha. >> that was a smack down right there. >> never even met you, hashtag. modern family actress sara highland made quite the entrance last night. >> so highland caught herself after, woops, tripping and accidentally cursing. she then laughed the whole thing off and told the audience, i do that sometimes, guys.
i'm just awkward. fellow actor josh hutcherson was in the audience and couldn't stop laughing at her. poor thing. that's the last thing you want is your friend laughing at you. chris is like, i'd push you. >> to be able to save herself in those heels. >> yeah, she did pretty great. >> could have gone the other direction. >> pressure was on. >> alex, thank you. it is 5:27. up next, the day's top stories. >> the granddaughter of actor morgan freeman stabbed outside of her home. this morning, her own boyfriend charge wide her murder. the live report is coming up. >> a dream come true at a mets game for a young cancer
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live from studio 46, this is cbs 2 news this morning. . >> good morning. 5:30. already 79 degrees on this monday, the 17th of august. you're waking up to hazy, hot, humid weather today. it is a summer scorcher. will a heat wave be declared? we think so. good morning, i'm chris wragge. . new this morning, the boyfriend who police say
stabbed morgan freeman's granddaughter to death has been charged with her murder. janelle burrell joins us live. >> reporter: witnesses say it almost appeared as if he was trying to perform an exorcism, stabbing her more than a dozen times right outside of her home this morning. this morning, lamar davenport has been charged with her murder and undergoing a psychological evaluation. the tree-lined washington heights block rocked by the murder of 33-year-old e'dena hines, her own neighbors witnessing her killing, unable to shake the violent and disturbing image from their minds. >> i heard the guys say something about devil be gone, or jesus and god and i said, uh- oh. >> reporter: hines' 30-year- old boyfriend accused of stabbing her on the sidewalk, just hundreds of feet from her front door around 3:00 sunday morning. patrick curry, who also watched
the attack from his window, says the boyfriend appeared crazed, ranting, almost like he exorcism. >> he was like kneeling over arisen. i mean, he was totally off the ranch. >> reporter: hines, who studied at nyu and taught underprivileged students in memphis was the granddaughter of academy award-winning actor morgan freeman. in a statement, freeman said the world will never know her artistry and talent and how much she had to offer. her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. the 33-year-old's neighbors left feeling helpless, wishing they could have done more. >> i watched somebody get murdered. and there was nothing i could do but call the police. >> reporter: though hines had previously acted on broadway, as for her live-in boyfriend lamar davenport, he has been arrested several times before. his arraignment this morning is pending.
reporting live from washington heights, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. time for traffic and weather on the twos. >> it's hot and muggy right now, 79 in the city. clear skies over my shoulder. dew points are going to be on the rise today, right through the middle part of the week. we will likely see peek humidity values. numbers right now, about a 15- degree spread around the area. the front will actually serve to break the 90s. that's well north and west. your day today not just the heat. it's the humidity as well. and 100. 95 would tie the record for the city. south wind. yourself. you need some bridge over troubled waters. we've gotten new information from police on the scene that there's an accident with an overturned vehicle blocking all the lanes on the out bound brooklyn bridge. if you stick with the alternate
bridges, it will be smoother ride for you. we have some people outside of their cars just kind of watching to see exactly what's going on. let you know. for the morning ride in queens, you also have an accident blocking the shoulder on the westbound side of the l.i.e.. delays still kind of ebb and flow. northbound on fdr drive at 71st street blocking two lanes. delays in this area stretch back to 63rd street. the west side highway is a remember, be safe. don't text and drive. back to you. thank you so much. today will be a summer scorcher. we're in for a third straight day of summer temperatures. if this happens, it will be an official heat wave. alana is live. >> reporter: the last time we had an official heat wave was in july of 2013. it's already hot and humid at coney island beach and the weather will get more intense
as the day goes on, so it's key to stay hydrated and keep cool. dangerously hot weather is expected to hit the area for a third day in a row. the sun unrelenting at the beach. >> how does it feel out here? >> it's a scorcher. i'm melting. >> reporter: if you're heading to the park, be aware. surface temperatureos play grounds can spike. jeffrey croft, a new york city advocate showed us how hot they can get on this artificial turf. >> these fields are heating up to upwards of 165 degrees. >> reporter: during the last summer scorcher in july, we gauged the temperature where kids were playing on the asphalt. it showed 126 degrees. doctors say limiting your exposure to this kind of heat is critical. >> keeping yourself nice and cool in an air conditioned space as well as keeping very well hydrated. >> reporter: so it's also important to drink plenty of water. it's easy to get dehydrated in heevt exhaustion and end up at the hospital. symptoms include sweating,
headache, fatigue and nausea. for those exercising in the heat. >> if you're going to be working out and running and moving about, consider a sports or energy drink. in general, they're not necessary, unless you're really fashion for more than about an hour. >> reporter: doctors recommend wearing loose fitting light colored clothing to keep cool f you're looking for protection from the sun's rays, dark cloth is a better uv blocker. and if you're going to be outside today running errands or exercising, doctors say the best time is between now and 11:00 this morning. live in coney island, anana gold, cbs 2 news. a young swimmer who drowned in the waters over the rockaways. video shows the fdny crew moments after receiving the distress call saturday. you can see a crowd gathering along the beach. five-year-old ezekial gray was unconscious and unresponsive when life guards pulled him out of the water. donald trump is due in
manhattan this morning for jury duty. yesterday, the presidential candidate provided details on his immigration policy. he told nbc's "meet the press" he wants to end the birth right citizenship for children of immigrants living illegally in the u.s. >> we have to make a whole new set of standards and when people come in. >> you're going to split up familys and deport children? >> no, we're going to have to keep the families together. but they have to go. they have to go. >> what if they have no place to go? >> we will work with them. they have to go. chuck, we either have a country or we don't have a country. >> trump also said he is okay with sending u.s. ground forces to fight isis overseas but would want our middle east allies to pay for it. vice president joe biden may not be ready to leave the white house. biden is considering a 2016 presidential run but his advisors are reportedly urging him to make up his mind by october 1, the latest he could comfortably jump into the contest.
biden is weighing all options, including the toll of the campaign that would take on his family. search and rescue crews will try to reach the wreckage site of a plane that went missing on sunday. villagers reported seeing the service plane carrying 54 people crash into a mountain yesterday. investigators say the air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane shortly after the take off. because of its safety roar, the air service is one of a number of indonesian airlines barred from flying to the u.s. and europe. in southern california, the death toll in a double plane crash in san diego county has risen to five. federal investigators say four people aboard a twin engine plane was killed when it collide wide a cess nachlt the pilot of the cess naalso died in a crash. a victim was attacked by up to four young men. one pulled a knife and stabbed him in the stomach.
the victim was taken to bellevue hospital and is listed in stable condition. . a firefighter shot while responding to a call on staten island friday morning is out of the hospital. dozens of firefighters applauded as lieutenant james hayes left richmond university medical center on saturday. police say hayes was shot twice by a repeated gang member who set off a smoke bomb as u.s. marshalls tried to arrest him. he died in a shootout with police after a six-hour stand off. the city health department will begin spraying for high mosquito populations tonight to prevent the spread of west nile virus. officials say a brooklyn man tested positive after he was hospitalized with viral meningiti . he was treated and released. a standoff caught on
anth'somhi ev mbrhe..st c ueranm,ri tew ba ithhoe! good morning on this monday. hopefully you had a great weekend ready to start off the weekend right. hot, hazy and humid out there. it's 5:42. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. how hot are we looking? >> high of 95 sets the record back in 1944. that's academic in the sense that 95 will feel warmer with the higher dew points. could see 96 or 97. the exception out to the west. cooler to the east.
above normal all week long. 60s north and west. historian chris anchors in rock hill has 64 right now. in 1942 in p.a., 30.6 inches of rain fell in six hours. that is a world record. nothing like that in the forecast. hey, you know, when it comes to heat waves, i think bob lescheck who has 68 right now in tom's river says, well, martha and the vendellas said it the best, get it, get it, get it. and this question from sherry in little falls at 72, will the heat -- will these weather conditions be too dangerous for my son's football practice tonight? that is up to the coach and the folks affiliated with the team. my concern is you've got to watch the kids. if they show distress, if they're sick to their statistic, light headed, it's serious, and you've got to keep them cool. let's hope coaches make smart decisions all around the area.
night better than mid-day if it's a summer camp situation. thank you, debbie downer but you've got to be clear and safe. 3 miles per hour winds, relative humidity at 78%. around the area, 68 in middletown, 63 in wayne, 70s dominating long island. i tell you what, so far, we've had nine 90-degree days. today would be 10, and that 95 will feel more like 99 so it's the heat and the humidity. and i tell you what, if you don't have enough to deal with, how bad has the pollen been? high today and tomorrow, wednesday and thursday, gras pollen. so make sure you're ready for that. if we have an air quality alert. just full of good news. central and southern parts of
new jersey, elevated ground ozone. we've got this heavy, humid air and it is going to be a little sticky. pop-up shower possible, better chance for some of those storms later in the week. hanging on to another 90 degree plus day for tuesday and above normal the rest of the week. it's been a busy kind of crazy monday morning, right, alex. that continues for you, if you're traveling, we have an accident with an overturned vehicle closing the outbound lanes of the brooklyn bridge. stick with the battery tunnel or manhattan or williamsburg bridges as an alternate drive for you. on the oub side on the right side, you can see a group of people gathered trying to figure out exactly what's going on. when it clears out, we'll let you know. but for now, take an alternate. we have an accident on fdr drive at 71st street blocking two lanes and the delays continue back to 63rd street. the west side highway is a good option. in queens, a crash on the shoulder and on the lie at the
vanwick express way, that is not your eyes, the camera is a little blurry. alternate side is in effect city wide. be safe, don't text and drive. we have new information on that glitch that caused hundreds of flight delays and cancellation this is weekend all along the east coast, including in our area. the faa blames the mess on a software upgrade. the faa was supposed to provide more tools for controllers but the features have been disabled while contractors assess exactly what went wrong. osar pisitorious is xld to be released from prison friday. he was convicted of culpable homicide for the killing of his girlfriend. he will be fitted with an electronic tag. the former new orleans saints quarterback joined jimmy buffet and former state resident slide john grisham and
horgan freeman that appeared in a full page ad of the clarion confederate flag. it read, it's time for mississippi to fly a flag for all of its people. caught on camera, a pennsylvania clerk decided to fight back over a robbery and wait until you hear what he had behind the counter. the two men can be seen on video surveillance in pittsburgh friday night and one of them was carrying a sword. the clerk says the men demanded money. not to be outdone, the clerk grabbed his stores, which was way bigger than the other ones. >> got to use these ones. you don't need to do that. you are a young guy, well strong, healthy, go out and find a job. this is not the way. this is the way you're going to end by killed or in jail. >> those would be robbers ran off after seeing that huge sword. no arrests have been made in this case. it was straight into first
place for "straight out of compton" at the box office this weekend. . >> the film tells a story of iconic rap group nwa is the biggest debut for an r rated movie. "straight out of compton" opened with just over $56 million in sales. only cost 29 to mig. "mission impossible, rogue nation" $17 million and the man from uncle, 13.5. "fantastic four" continues to disappoint and the "the gift" rounding out the top five. a massive recall by volkswagen. cbs 2's joan wagner is live at the stock exchange. >> investors like wal-mart and home depot report their earnings this week. the nasdaq finished 14 points higher. faulty air bags are linked to another massive car recall.
this time, volkswagen is recalling 420,000 vehicles because of an issue with air bags that may cause them not to deploy in a crash. the recall jetta models 2010- 2013 and gof models to 2014. affordable rental apartments are in short supply. that means rents from middle tier apartments are rising faster than high-end wins. developers are building luxury apartments because their construction costs are about the same but they can charge a lot more rent than housing for middle income americans. and star wars is heading to disney. disneyland and theme parks will get two massive attractions. it is the largest single themed planned expansion ever in its history. rides and attractions will include a mission on the millenium falcon and the canteena from the original film. .
>> star wars fans are going nuts. >> it's going to be great. coming up, just when you thought you were enjoying summer, we've got bad news about winter. if you thought last year was rough, wait until you hear what's being predicted for this coming winter. plus this. >> how one young woman saved a young life by simply turning on the radio. coming up, their emotional meeting. >> first, we'll have the sports
in the city right now, it's quite comfortable at 79. it's just later this afternoon when it feels like 99, when all of this will slow you down a bit. 53 in walden. one of the cooler readings on the map. madison is at 63 as well. hot and steamy, south wind, gives you a little bit of a break, fire island, south shore, you're maybe a few degrees cooler. don't forget the moderate rip current risk. yesterday, 93. a heat wave for the first time in two years, likely hanging onto the 90s tomorrow. humidity is on the rise so we see a better chance for showers and thunderstorms wednesday through the end of the week. so make sure you're ready for that. pace yourself today and keep your cool. got to keep it cool behind the wheel. >> if you're traveling on the outbound brooklyn bridge it is closed with an overturned vehicle and an accident. you can see on the right center portion of your screen, an overturned vehicle. we have pedestrians and others
that have gotten out of their vehicle to see what's going on there. currently closed as you make your way outbound. if you want to, stick with the battery tunnel or manhattan or williamsburg bridges. accident on the northbound side of the fdr drive at 71st street blocking two lanes. the west side highway is a good alternate for you. mass transit, new jersey transit, and lirr are all close to school for you. be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thanks so much, alex. it was an emotional outing for a teen at a mets game. >> the woman got to meet the woman who saved her life. >> reporter: it's been about two years since sydney frost and geno drumhouser came into each other's lives but today, they finally met for the first time. >> it's an incredible feeling to have this happened. >> all kinds of stuff was going through my mine. >> reporter: that's because frost, now 13, says she's
looked for to this moment for a while, hoping to thank the woman who saved her life with a bone marrow donation. she says it's all thanks to the gift of life bone marrow foundation and an ad on the radio. >> it was kind of an easy thing to do to save someone's mother or daughter, sister. >> reporter: so drumhouser registered as a donor. seven years later as frost was battling leukemia, doctors discovered the two were a match. sydney's father jack says he was especially thankful since he and his wife couldn't donate. >> it's been a long arduous journey, but we got here, and to finally meet them is just overwhelming. >> reporter: so is seeing his daughter's big smile. >> oh, she's happy. it's great. couple of years ago, who knew that we'd be down here. you don't know from one day to another.
but she's happy. she's doing well. hopefully she lives a long life. >> reporter: as for sydney's description of the day. >> to infinity and beyond. >> awe. >> and they're life-long friends. >> great to see the family so happy with so many years of having to go through what they've gone through, to see the dad get emotional, and see her as happy as she is. it's great. big thank you to everybody there. the boardwalk busy this weekend. just like animals joets. >> more than 50,000 fans packed the beach in atlantic city to see maroon five. the town recently lost four of its 12 casinos, and with that, thousands of jobs but that is a great scene on the beach. >> never seen a crowd like that on the beach, right? >> by atlantic city, no other beach. you know the jersey shore when
the choppers drive over the beaches for miles and miles. >> i've never seen anything like that. >> that is a great scene. >> hot today. >> good beach day today. go to atlantic city. why not? >> let's get out there. >> lots of issues out there. >> yes, it's pretty busy if you're traveling specifically on the brooklyn bridge, we have a closure outbound. >> we're having a little lunch today. maybe we can tell the folks and the djs at bell mar. a little fist pump. it will be great. it's 5:57. my dad used to go there. it's been going on for decades. how a local brewery is raising a glass in honor of the pope's arrival. >> and a deadly plane crash and service on the long island railroad this morning. >> new charges filed in the stabbing death of morgan
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for a heat wave. first time in two years, here it comes. >> alex has john elliott standing by with traffic and weather on the 2s. first, here's what's new this morning. the boyfriend accused of stabbing morgan freeman's granddaughter to death is facing charges. police say he stabbed 33-year- old e'dena hines outside their brownstone sunday morning. and a man accused of raping a seven-year-old girl on staten island. the man entered the little a.m. on august 6 and assaulted her. investigators say he got into a back door. >> you go and knock out the oil, take back the oil, which we should have done in the first place. >> donald trump will be in
manhattan for jury duty today. he wants to unveil the wall and make mexico pay for it and wants allies to pick up the troops to take on isis. >> he hit the building and flipped over and fell in between and hit that wall and fell. >> an investigation under way following the death of an army sky diver in a freak accident at an air show in chicago over the weekend. the veteran died sunday one day after he collided with a member of the navy's leap frog team. >> jason day has won a major. the 27-year-old australian won the pga championship with a record setting performance. he closed at 20 under breaking tiger woods' championship record for most strokes under par. and pretty woman on stage. taylor swift gave concert goers
a sweet surprise. julia roberts joined her on stage. >> julia roberts keeps doing weather with me too. it is very interesting. i tell you what, it is steamy. worried about some air quality concerns later in the day, and heat and humidity are going to be sticking around. winds are calm, relative humidity at 68%. we could see a pop-up shower or storm later today. it's mostly sunny for most of the day, then the haze sets n then you see the hair quality set in. 95 will feel more like 99 in the city. 95 would tie the record. we'll look at some other potential records in a bit. right now, let's look at a trying traffic scenario, right, alex? >> right, john. we've been following this alert over the brooklyn bridge. jim is in live for us.
>> once again, the outbound brooklyn bridge is completely shut down. the accident took place on the manhattan side of the bridge, an overturned fantastic. there were at least two other vehicles involved and traffic is being diverted away from the area. we're not seeing significant delays as people are not allowed to be on the ramps. we're getting from ems that there were seven non-life threatening injuries involved. right now, everything remains shut down for the clean-up. >> jim, thank you. we'll continue to update you on this alert. alternate alert is in effect city-wide. and drive. over to you. a deadly stabbing in washington heights. the man accused of killing morgan freeman's granddaughter has been charged with murder. washington heights. >> reporter: police this morning are trying to determine what drove lamar davenport to stab e'dena hines more than a dozen times outside of the apartment that they shared in washington heights.
this morning, he was charged from his hospital bed at columbian presbyterian with second-degree murder, right now undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. the tree-lined washington heights block rocked by the murder of 33-year-old e'dena hines. her own neighbors witnessing her killing, unable to shake the violent and disturbing images from their minds. >> i heard the guy say something about devil be gone or jesus and god and i said uh- oh. >> reporter: his 30-year-old boyfriend accused of stabbing her on the sidewalk, according to resources, just 100 feet from her front door at 450 west 162nd street around 3:00 sunday morning. patrick curry also watched the attack from his window says the boyfriend appeared crazed, ranting, almost like he was trying to perform an exorcism. >> he was kneeling over her screaming about god has arisen. i mean, he was totally off the ranch. >> reporter: hines, who
studied at nyu, and taught underprivileged students in memphis, was a granddaughter of academy award winning actor morgan freeman. in a statement, freeman said the world will never know her artistry or talent and how much she had to offer. her heart will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. neighbors were left feeling helpless wishing they could have done more. >> i watched somebody get murder and all i could do was call the police. >> reporter: hines was an accomplished actress in her own right, even performing on broadway, just a few years ago. as for her boyfriend, he has a long arrest record, including drug possession and petty larceny this morning. her arraignment is pending. reporting live, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. and new this morning, an intense man hunt under way on staten island right now for a man accused of raping a seven- year-old girl.
daniel nieto entered the little girl's home just before 3:00 a.m. on august 6 and assaulted her. investigators say he got in through the back door. he was arrested on trespassing charges. a tense six-hour stand off in new jersey. neighbors say they heard shots go off. the double murder suicide shut down the neighborhood for most of yesterday, road blocks were set up to keep residents out. one man posted these pictures to instagram of heavily armed officers in swat gear near the home and armored police vehicle was brought in. >> it's unusual for a sleepy little town like warren to have something like this going on. >> the names of the victims or the gunman have not been released. to the summer scorcher. we are in for a third straight day of 90 degree plus temperatures. if it happens, it will be an official heat wave. alana gold is live from coney
hi, alana. >> reporter: it is already hot and sticky at coney island beach, and this weather will only get more intense as the day goes on. if you're going to be out in these conditions today, you dangerously hot weather expected to hit the area for a third day in a row. the sun unrelenting especially at the beach. >> how does it feel out here? i'm melting. >> reporter: if you're heading to the park, be aware. service temperatures on playgrounds and fields can spike. jeffrey croft, a new york city park advocate, showed us how hot they can get on this artificial turf. >> these fields are heating up to upwards of 165 degrees. >> reporter: during the last summer scorchener july, we gauged the temperature where kids were playing on the asphalt. it showed 126 degrees. doctors say limiting your exposure to this kind of heat is critical. >> keeping yourself cool in an air conditioned space, as well as keeping very well hydrated. >> reporter: it's also important to drink plenty of water.
it's easy to get dehydrated and end up in the hospital. for those exercising in the heat. >> if you're actually going to be working out, running, moving about, you can consider a sports or energy drink. in general, they're not necessary unless you're working out in an intense fashion for more than about an hour. >> reporter: doctors also recommend wearing loose fitting light colored clothing to keep cool. if you're looking for protection from the sun's rays, dark cloth is a better uv blocker. so staying cool is the key today. if it hits 90 degrees, we will be in a heat wave and the last time this happened was in july of 2013. we're live in coney island this morning, alana gold, cbs 2 news. time 6:09. another aviation disastener southeast asia. wreckage from a missing plane has been found in indonesia. this morning, the search for survivors.
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facts for you. let's head up north. 63, this is bob grim in berriville. his concern is he actually feels he's going to melt today. bob you're not going to melt but you've got to pace yourself. it's going to be hot and humid everywhere. pretty sunrise under way right there. this is daniel o'brien, 69, hazy sun overhead right now and noticing that it's getting lighter out later in the me too. i tell you what. the sunrise, 6:08 this morning, days are getting shorter. shopping? let's look at that sun right now. it's like a little pretty pink pearl waiting to say hello. don't forget the sun screen. winds calm, 68%, uv rays are 8. you can burn in about 25 minutes.
61 in otisville. one of the cooler readings on the map. pair of 6s for gillette. old record dating back to 1944. sunset at 7:52. newark has the record today at 97. laguardia 94, jfk 92. newark could tie the record. we could tie or break it at laguardia as well. it would be a little harder to break the record in jfk and bridgeport as well. see what we've done there? tie, tie, possible tie. probably not a win there. it's going to be close. you have records in jeopardy. heat wave today and the southwest wind will keep the south shore a little cooler. don't forget that moderate rip current risk. still sizzling tomorrow. you still have readings in the low 90s. real feel numbers will be in the mid-90s and odds for rain
will go up with higher humidity values, can you believe it, wednesday through the end of the week. it's actually incremental. you have a pop-up shower or storm today and tomorrow, but sizzling heat and humidity and the odds for rain will go up as we work our way into the end of the week. it's been a challenge getting you to work this morning, right, alex? >> you're right, john. happy monday for you. we have a portion of the brooklyn bridge closed. chopper 2 is above the scene with a little bit more for us on this accident. good morning, jim. >> the outbound brooklyn bridge heading to brooklyn is closed. this accident with an overturned vehicle happened on the manhattan side. currently police conducting the investigation. we've learned there were several people injured and one of them is critical. all of the ramps are blocked off to the outbound brooklyn bridge. we're not seeing the substantial backup you would expect to see as everybody is being diverted away from the area while the investigation is ongoing. >> thank you for the information.
if you're trying to travel this way, of course you can stick to the battery tunnel or the manhattan or williamsburg bridges. we also have subway changes due to signal problems at east 180th street. alternate drive is in effect city-wide. be safe, don't text and drive. photos of that small plane crashed on the ronkonkoma branch for 12 hours yesterday. the pilot died in the accident. >> saturday, a small plane crash in west caldwell, new jersey, also killed its pilot. cbs 2's hazel sanchez has more. >> reporter: it was just before 8:00 sunday morning when the small single engine plane crashed on the railroad tracks in bethpage, long island, and burst into flames. >> we were driving church and saw smoke and realized something was wrong, because we never see that color smoke. >> reporter: the pilot was killed in the blaze and a
passenger identified as 55-year- old paul giordano of mount vernon had fallen out of the crash and amazingly surprised. workers just a few yards away rushed to the man's side. >> he was conscious, banged up but was still speaking. >> reporter: the hawker beechcraft 57 just missed hitting south oyster bay road where authorities believe the pilot may have been trying to land shortly after taking off from west hampton beach. >> this plane had left the airport in suffolk county in route to mars town, and reported to local farmingdale airport and expressed difficulties in maintaining altitude. that information came in a short time before this accident. >> witnesses say they knew the plane was in trouble. people driving nearby rushed from their cars trying to help. >> it was flying too low. it was like upside down. >> the plane was on fire at the time. one of them grabbed the small fire extinguisher, which didn't really do anything to stop the flames.
we didn't see anybody in the plane so we kind of just stepped back. soon after that is when the police and firefighter showed up and started getting everybody kind of back and out of the way. . >> investigators for the ntsb are still trying to determine what caused a deadly plane crash in new jersey. the 50-year-old pilot died when a single engine cesna crashed saturday. he had radioed the airport saying he couldn't maintain power. the pilot has not been identified. no one else was on board. the army parachutist injured over the weekend has died. he was critically injured saturday when he struck an apartment building and fell to the ground. it happened after he hit another parachutist in mid-air. >> the man was coming in really low and appeared to be almost motionless or lifeless.
>> he hit the building right there, like at his cast, and he flipped over and he fell in between and hit that wall and then he fell. >> hood fought tours of duty in iraq and afghanistan. civil rights activist and politician julian bond has died. bond was born the grandson of a slave. while in college, he started a protest group and went on to march alongside martin luther king, jr.. he spent two decades in the legislature before becoming head of the naacp. president obama issued a statement saying julian bond was a hero and a friend. his wife said he died from complications with vascular disease. he was 75 years old. coming up on cbs 2, history on the cat walk. this special beauty hired to grace the run way twice for fashion week in september. first, our futures are trending down this morning. wall street friday stocks ended the week in positive territory.
more widespread coverage of showers and storms wednesday- friday. today, just some pop-up storms. pretty sunrise under way. we've got 78 in the city right now with clear skies overhead today. lunch time 90. feels like 92. 95 would tie the record. feels like 99, a summer sizzler. a little cooler for the south shore, going to the pool while hot and steamy, easy to burn. forecast is an 8. burn time 25 minutes but perfect for a dip if you ask me. south shore, moderate rip current risk. you have my permission. go, knock yourself out but make sure you have a buddy system. jersey shore too, just a little more active ways for long island. >> thank you. let's get to traffic because we have a number of problems out there. >> a portion of the brooklyn bridge is closed this morning and has been the better portion of the commute this morning. scene. >> reporter: all oub lanes of
the brooklyn bridge are shut down for this accident and investigation for an overturned vehicle. there were two other vehicles involved as well. of the seven injuries reported, we understand that one of those injuries was serious, and we are now beginning to see the delays beginning to back up onto the fdr drive. there's no accidents to the ramps to be diverted away from the oub side of the bridge. now we're beginning to see this rask build as we get into the morning commute. jim smith, cbs 2 news. >> to avoid this long line of traffic stick to the battery tunnel or williamsburg and manhattan as well. we have some subway changes in addition to this. due to signal problems at east 1ict street, running on delays. be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> thank you so much. dozens of wildfires are burning out west forcing hundreds to evacuate. so far this year, wildfires have are burned more than 6.5 million acres. relentless drought and heat
wave are not helping efforts where a fire continues to rage in a national forest outside of l.a.. that wild fire has consumed more than 1400 acres. new jersey is helping out with fire fighting efforts out west. part of an agreement with the u.s. forest service to send trucks to help out. blame it on the rains, sloppy weather and sloppy play by the mets last night. >> and the blue jays could clip the yankees chance at a sweep. >> the mets have the day off while the yankees are hosting the twins. yesterday, both teams lost but wasn't all that bad. blue jays. the yankees only give one run of support losing 3-1 but take 2 of 3 in toronto and come away with a half game lead in the division. play yesterday. pittsburgh gets the sweep.
the mets still have a 4.5 game lead in the division. and jason day wins the pga championship in record fashion. he becomes the first man to ever win a major at 20 under par. it is day's first major title. i'm steve overmyer, and that's your cbs 2 wfan sports update. >> i said they were in pittsburgh. they were actually at citi field yesterday. an nfl dad teaches his sons about hard work, but is he going too far? we've got alex here. >> happy monday to you. nfl linebacker and two-time super bowl champ jake harrison is no stranger to awards but there's one award he doesn't want around the house. his sons were given participation awards for athletics but the steelers linebacker has vowed to give them back. he posted a picture of the awards on instagram saying, while i am proud of my boys are for everything they do and will encourage them until the day i
die, these trophies will be given back until they earn trophies. >> what were those comments like? support. of course people that follow him on instagram are going to mostly agree. negative. >> we have shelves of participation trophies, you know, for every team that they're on. if you win the championship, i understand getting the big trophy but we really do have a lot of trophies. >> your boys won the national championship? no, actually, they haven't won a game. >> i kind of get it too. so an 18-year-old australian model with down's syndrome will strut her stuff down the run way this fall. she posted the news on her instagram account. this isn't the first woman with down's syndrome to walk the run way. you may remember jamie brewer
is cbs 2 news this morning. gorgeous out there, 78 degrees. we are in for a heat wave on monday, august 17. you can feel it, hazy, hot and humid out there, a real summer scorcher. good morning, i'm mary calvi. >> it looks great until you walk outside. like holy cow, we'll have more on that. on a serious note, morgan freeman's granddaughter was found stabbed to death on a manhattan sidewalk. >> her boyfriend has been charged with her murder. janelle burrell joins us live from washington heights with more. >> reporter: neighbors say it appears as though lamar davenport was trying to perform an exorcism as he repeatedly stabbed her on the sidewalk. this morning he's being held at columbian presbyterian where he is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. all of this happening about
3:00 sunday morning just a few blocks from the hospital here on west 167th street. neighbors say they saw 30-year- old davenport stabbing 33-year- old e'dena hines multiple times, more than a dozen times according to police. neighbors say the stabbing happened just a few hundred feet from the apartment that the couple shared. many of those neighbors watching helplessly as davenport allegedly ranted as he stabbed her. >> i heard the guy say something about devil be gone or jesus and gone, and it was like uh-oh. >> he was like kneeling over her scream being god has arisen. i mean, he was totally off the ranch. . >> reporter: reporting live this morning from washington heights, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thanks so much. time is 6:32. time for traffic and weather together on the 2s. >> comfortable readings right now. now is the time for the walk or the run or get some chores done but this afternoon, pace
yourself. heat and humidity on the rise today. humidity more of a player in the middle part of the week as well. winds are calm, predominant winds to the south so that means you'll see a bit of a break for the south shore as far as temperatures go. you'll still be dealing with humid conditions. there's a front slowly pushing its way our way. we'll see more coverage of those storms wednesday through friday but today, mostly sunny, hazy sun, air quality numbers soar. pace yourself. you've really got to pace yourself with all the stuff going on traffic wise. what's the latest, alex. >> you're right. a portion of the brooklyn bridge is closed this morning. you can see we have an alert out there. jim smith is in chopper 2 above the scene with a little bit more of this accident good morning. >> good morning, alex. all lanes are being closed on the southbound side of the brooklyn bridge. an accident this morning, an overturned vehicle.
two other vehicles involved. police have taken one person into custody. there are a total of seven people injured in the accident and one of them we understand is in critical condition. we can see the delays beginning ning to build off the fdr drive. you'll be diverted away from the outbound side of the brooklyn bridge. >> to avoid the long line of traffic, stick with the battery tunnel, manhattan and williamsburg bridges are still running well this morning. we have subway changes for you this morning due to signal changes. because of that, uptown five trains are running with delays. be safe, don't text and drive. and if your travels take you to the airport, everything is posted at jfk, newark, and laguardia. over to you. >> thanks. . we're in for the third straight day of 90 degree temperatures, which if it happens, and it likely will, we'll officially have a heat wave on our hands.
live at coney island is alana gold. >> reporter: i can tell you it's already hot and humid out here at coney island beach and the weather will only get more intense as the day goes on so it's key to stay hydrated and cool. this heat hitting the area for the third day in a row. a lot of people will head to the beach or recreation areas but it's important to remember playgrounds and fields can get especially hot. we check out artificial turf and asphalt on a hot day in july and the temperature gauge showed 126 degrees so that's definitely something to keep in mind. doctors say limiting your exposure to this heat today is critical. it's easy to get dehydrated and heat exhaustion. symptoms include headaches, swimming, fatigue and nausea. >> keeping yourself cool in an air conditioned space as well as keeping very well hydrated. >> reporter: again, drink plenty of water. doctors say you should also wear loose fitting light colored clothing.
if you're going to be outside running errands or exercising, they say the best time to do it is between now and 11:00 this morning. live in coney island, alana gold, cbs 2 news. >> thank you. new videos show emergency crews responding to a young swimmer who drowned in the waters off of the rockaways. the video shows the fdny crews after receiving the distress call saturday. you can see the crowd gathering along the beach. five-year-old ezekial gray of brooklyn was unconscious and unresponsive when life guards pulled him out of the water. happening today, donald trump is taking time off the campaign trail. he's reporting for jury duty in manhattan. yesterday, the republican presidential candidate provided details on his immigration policy. he told nbc's meet the press that he wants to end the constitutionally protected birth right citizenship for children of illegal immigrants living in the u.s. >> we have to make a whole new set of standards. >> you're going to split up families? you're going to deport children?
>> no no, we have to keep the families together, but they have to go. >> what if they have no place to go? >> we will work with them. they have to go. chuck, we either have a country or we don't have a country. >> trump also said he's okay with sending u.s. ground forces to fight isis overseas but would want our middle east allies to pay for it. advisors to vice president joe biden have reportedly told him he must decide byauk 1 if he's running for president. sources close to him say biden it would be difficult but not impossible to aassemble a viable campaign team but nowhere near hillary clinton. a plane went missing sunday. villagers reported seeing the triganna plane carrying 54 people crash into the side of a mountain yesterday. because of safety records, triganna air services is one of
a number of indonesian airlines barred from flying to the u.s. and europe. in california, the death toll in a double plane crash in san diego county has risen to five. four people aboard a twin engine jet were killed when they crashed with a cesna, the pilot of which also died. spraying for mamo skeetos tonight to prevent the spread of west nile virus. health officials say a brooklyn man tested hospital after test testing positive. he has been treated and released. on camera. robbery suspect. >> all the information you need right on your wind shield, but
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it comes up with forecasts using the secret formula devised by the almanac founder in 1972. it's state of the art technology. it's incredible stuff. >> also, their fried chicken is spectacular with that secret recipe and they're never wrong. . >> black cat appreciation. >> it is black cat appreciation day. it's also national thrift store day where i buy most of my clothes. >> exactly. >> and look at that. >> it's a 15 boil a year industry and it's a great way to recycle, and you can air condition. all right, outside, he hates these things. here's the deal for you today. it is pretty now but it is going to be steamy later today. 78, clear skies, winds are calm, relative humidity at 60%. humidity is more of a player today and over the next few days. at 95 today, it will feel like
99. no heat advisory yet, but we do have an air quality alert coastal connecticut, much of the interior sections of new jersey, elevated ground ozone. got all of this hot air just weighing you down today. so any kind of respiratory distress if you have it now, these kind of weather patterns will just exacerbate it. also, if you have a nose, watch out. the pollen count is way up today, tomorrow, wednesday as well. that wind out of the south gives marginal relief to the south-facing beaches. you've got the modern rip current risk. we won't be that much cooler tomorrow, still sizzling and in the low 90s. it's more humid on wednesdayo kind of a wash there but we see a better chance for some of that needed rain. we're up to about a 50% chance for storms thursday and friday. that's probably going to be the busiest weather period of the week. until then, hot. until then, you've got to get
there and on time. a portion of the brooklyn bridge is closed this morning. we have an accident with an overturned vehicle blocking all lanes of the outbound side of the bridge. we're starting to see some delays stretching back onto the fdr drive. stick to the battery or manhattan bridges and williamsburg bridge as alternates. these delays are back to the cross bronx. southbound delays back to 240th street. stick with the bronx river parkway as an alternate for you there. alternative drive is in effect city wide. be safe, droivlt. we have new information on a glitch that caused hundreds of flight delays on the east coast including this area. the faa blames the mess on a software upgrade. the upgrade was supposed to provide more tools for controllers but those features have now been disabled as they try to figure out what went
wrong. south african athlete oscar pistorious is scheduled to be released from prison on friday. he will undergo house arrest. he was convicted of culpable homicide for killing his girlfriend. he will be fitted with an electronic tag. a pennsylvania clerk decides to fight back during a robbery. wait until you hear what he had behind the camera. two men can be seen on video surveillance friday night. one of them carrying a sword or machete. the clerk says the men demanded money. not to be outdone, the clerk grabbed his sword, which was much bigger. look at this thing. holy cow. >> i used this one, and i tell them, you don't need to do that. you are young guy, well, strong, go out and find job. this is not the way. this is the way you're going to end up killed or in jail. >> the woo robbers ran off.
no arrests have been made in that case. instead of looking down at the dashboard, the information in your car will be right at the wind shield. andrea grimes shows us how it works. >> reporter: wipers are the only technology most people see working on their wind shield. what about if you also saw how fast you were going or even directions. driver jerry greenfield says he's interested. >> i like the idea of being able to look straight ahead and seeing all the information i need without having to look away from the road. >> reporter: he's not alone. an increasing number of car companies are building what's known as head up displays into vehicles. the technology projects information onto the wind shield that you would typically find on your dash board. >> if you think about it, when you look at your speed gauges or your navigation screen, you are taking your eyes off the road, even if it's only for a brief moment. >> juan montoya has test driven
vehicles with built-in head-up displays and things that makes driving safer. the technology does not end with speed gauges and navigation. some companies are developing displays for any vehicle that would allow drivers to receive and respond to text messages or post to social media, all while keeping their eyes on the road. >> the technology seems promising and seems to sort of integrate a couple of smart phone features which we're not getting from the factory systems. >> but is all of this really a good idea behind the wheel? jacob nelson with aaa says displays with essential information has the potential to make it safer but he still has some concerns. >> the risk though is that if we are projecting information on the wind shield or in the forward driving environment that isn't integral to the core overloading the driver. >> reporter: it's built into a small number of model cars right now but technology often
appears first in higher end models and spreads to other cars as the popularity goes up and prices come down. a new jersey brewery is giving its blessing to a beer dedicated to pope frances. they are releasing an introductory beer. they will be in bars september 1. long island firefighters gulping down clams for a good cause. the event raised $4,000 through entry fees and donations. the money goes to help fire houses damaged by superstorm sandy. the winning firefighter slurped down 129 raw clams. >> too bad they didn't have that yopo to help wash it down.
just when you thought the yolo thing would go away, which it beer. interesting. time now is 6:49. colbert sighting in the city. the secret meeting he had with about 600 fans yesterday in union square. >> first, the sports update. >> the mets have the day off. both mets and the yankees lost yesterday but hold onto their division leads. also, jason day with a record
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hope you're ready for it. we have temperatures in the upper 90s, close to 100 degrees out there. 78 to start us out with. traffic and weather on the 2s. >> it is going to be hot today. you factor in the heat and the humidity. the real feel numbers approaching 99 or 100. 78 degrees, winds calm right now. the high of 95 ties the record. we could see more records broken in the area. that's somewhat academic when you factor in the humidity, it feels worse. air quality alert today. i wouldn't be surprised if it's expanded to include more areas at elevated ground ozone, and pollen is high again today, tomorrow, right through the end
of the week so you have those to deal with and the us v index is high as well. take shade and drink water. we've been seeing major delays in the bronx. jim smith is over in chopper 2. >> this happened on the northbound side at fordham road. the vehicle struck some barrels and it overturned at one point. the ramp has been blocked off while police are on the scene and only one lane opened on the northbound side of the egen. jim smith, cbs 2 news. >> a portion of the brooklyn bridge remains closed. this is due to a vehicle blocking all of the outbound lanes. it's blocking the entrance ramp from the fdr drive. stick with the battery tunnel
or the williamsburg or manhattan bridges. alternate is in effect city wide. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. some lucky stephen colbert got to show th love. >> as he prepares to attack over the late show. >> look at that energy. the shoot was held in union square yesterday morning and many of those taking part received are special invitations to be there. it was billed as a super secret shoot. later colbert tweeted a selfie, hanging out with 600 fans in union square this morning. the late show will debut on september 8 right here on cbs 2. we cannot wait. we have charlie rose and clarisa moore joining us this morning. good morning. >> good morning, chris and mary. we're in washington state tracking wildfires that destroyed dozens of homes. >> plus, a rare look inside
amazon from workers who say they have paid the high price to build the world's largest retailer. jay carnie joins us to respond. >> also, we take a ride down what aaa calls the worst speed trap in the country. >> and gail talks to ice cube and his son about the making of the movie "straight out of compton". the news is back in the morning. see you in a few minutes. >> number 1 in the box office. >> big money. what you need to know before you go. we stop arthritis pain, so you don't have to stop. because you believe in go. onward. today's the day. carpe diem. tylenol 8hr arthritis pain has two layers of pain relief. the first is fast. the second lasts all day. we give you your day back. what you do with it is up to you.
here's what you need to know before you go, the boyfriend accused of stabbing morgan freeman's granddaughter to death has been charged with her murder. neighbors say lamar davenport stabbed e'dena hines more than a dozen times sunday morning near the apartment they shared. >> donald trump is due in manhattan court this morning to report for jury duty. despite the summons, trump has assured reporters he will keep his weekend plans to attend the iowa state fair. sentencing today for the last of three world trade centers and the other parachuters from the top of the trade center in 2013 made a video of it.
two were sentenced to community service and find $2,000 each. >> let's get a final look on the traffic. >> it is busy out there. in the bronx we have an overturned vehicle as you make your way northbound at fordham road. a crash closes the outbound brooklyn bridge. it also blocks the entrance ramp from the fdr drive as well. you can see the overturned here. stick with the battery tunnel or williamsburg and manhattan bridges. and drive, john. >> looks like we'll do it. looks like this will be the first heat wave in about two years. 95 will tie the record in the city with the humidity. it's going to be feel warmer than that. make sure you're ready for it. pop-up storms can't be ruled out. odd for rain will actually go up as the numbers come down a bit to wrap up the week. plan on more humidity. >> john, thanks so much. we'll have another check for news and weather in 25 minutes. >> thank you for watching. i'm mary calvi.